To the Best of Our Knowledge

Series produced by Wisconsin Public Radio

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To the Best of Our Knowledge is a radio show about big ideas that fuel deep insights into our world through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.

We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever took?

Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers, opening both our own minds and yours.

TTBOOK is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information. Hide full description

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever... Show full description


Additional Files

79 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Writing Truth And Lies" - How close to reality were the "Little House" books? Does it matter? This hour, we'll talk morality in memoirs....

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Building A Better Ballot Box" - Compulsory voting? Pay citizens? Let children vote? This hour, we'll find a better way to do elections. ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Even Stranger Things" - Paranormal psychic spy hunters? It was a real U.S. Army project. Join us for an hour of even stranger things. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Discovering America's Black DNA" - What happens when common DNA brings the black and white side of the family together for the first tim...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Pick Your Poison" - A weapon? A medicine? A murder mystery plot? Take your pick. HOUR TWO: "Sentimentality For Silicon" - When does a ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Is Wrong With Men?" - The Proud Boys are a fraternal drinking club that thinks feminism has gone to far. We'll share their story as...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Listen To Your City" - What's it like to explore a city with your ears? Depends on how your listen. HOUR TWO: "Facing Hate" - Is fasci...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Magical Thinking" - Does a magician have anything to teach us? We'll explore magical thinking this hour, on stage and in our lives. HO...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Born, Again" - We've all been born. But some of us, through a number of ways, experience rebirth. What does it mean to be born again? ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Rethinking David Foster Wallace" - David Foster Wallace was one of the most brilliant writers of his generation. But is reading him diff...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What's Wrong With Work?" - Journalists in tents. Professors below the poverty line. When good jobs don't cut it anymore, what's wrong wi...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?" - Psychedelic science is back and the early results are extraordinary. If you knew LSD could he...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Our Invisible Universe" - From our narrow vantage point on Earth, how can we see what's out there, beyond our skies? HOUR TWO: "Harass...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Against Cynicism" - Why is the world so cynical? This hour, an irony-free exploration of cynicism. HOUR TWO: "Repeat When Necessary" -...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is Socialism Making A Comeback?" - It was a dirty word 25 years ago. But now, more people are identifying as Socialists. Is Socialism co...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: 'Loving Bees' - Bees are endangered, but all over the world, people are stepping up to save them — in backyards, science labs, and the ur...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Mind Of A Terrorist" - What ideology or belief would compel someone to become a terrorist? This hour, a look at the psychology of politi...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Worshiping Waterfalls" - Jane Goodall has seen chimpanzees stop at a roaring waterfall and bristle with excitement. Are they having spir...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Roadtrippin'"' - What makes a road trip something special? It's not the destination. HOUR 2: "Artificial Creativity" - Scientists are ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58